A Woman Like Me
After being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2011, filmmaker Alex Sichel decided to confront her terminal illness and rapidly changing life by keeping a video diary. During the documentation process, Sichel created a fictional, more optimistic alter-ego Anna with the same prognosis. Co-director Elizabeth Giamatti documented the creative process, and together they crafted an inventive, self-reflexive documentary-narrative hybrid that explores what is foremost on Sichel's mind throughout her illness: parenting, marriage, faith, life, and death.
Lili Taylor, Jonathan Cake, Frank Wood, Erich Hahn, Peter Sichel, Sylvia Sichel, Bettina Sichel, Anastasia Sichel Hahn, Lawrence Leshan, Gabrielle Agin-Liebes, Kadam Morten Clausen, Kelly Ann Turner, Linda Lancaster, Suzanne Clegg, Maeve McGrath, Lynn Cohen, Clea Lewis, Corbin Reid, Tamara Jenkins, Oskar Saville-Doyle, Nina, Bouzos